Life after ick/marine velvet

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  1. Jennie

    Jennie Active Member Partner Member 2018

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    I am fairly new to this hobby and lost all my fish because I didn't do my research before hand. That being said I have learned my lesson and getting ready to think about what fish to get for my Red Sea 250. The only fish that did survive is a transparent goby that has been treated and doing well. My 76 days are up the second weekend in October. So if I start slowly what would all of you suggest getting as a good colorful group of fish? And yes, I will be quarantining every new addition for 5-6 weeks.
     
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    I think angels are one of the prettiest fish and tangs
     
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    I love the look of angels too, a little gun shy because one of the fish was a flame angel and I think he died because of the copper treatment.
     
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    When you qt your new fish if you have cu sensetive fish like Angels they say chelated cu is a better choice than cupramine but I've used cupramine on a coral beauty what I do is bring the cu levels up over 5-7 days instead of 72 hrs it's a lot easier on the fish.
     
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    There are quite a few wrasses that'd work - some of the smaller fairies and most of the flashers included. Lots of goby options, royal grammas, midas and other blennies . . .

    Using copper with sensitive fishes like angels and wrasses, chelated seems to work better than ionic, and bringing copper levels up slowly helps a _lot_. Plenty of folks have used copper with flame angels - including myself.

    ~Bruce
     
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    What about mandarin goby? I have an abundance of pods all over my tank and in my sump, I would also seed when seeded.
     
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    What did the vets say exactly because I want to try to ask for some cp too
     
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    What about a trio of anthias? I think that is going to be my next addition.

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    Don't assume your free and clear after your 76 "days" buy local if you can and good luck after quarantine when you put them in.
     
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    Midas blenny is very colorful and has a lot of personality. Designer clownfish would be pretty, entertaining and hardy.
     
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    They said they don’t “do” fish.
     
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